Chargers relieve defensive coordinator

Oct. 28, 2008 at 6:39 PM

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- The San Diego Chargers announced Tuesday that the team has relieved defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell of his duties.

Coach Norv Turner said inside linebackers coach Ron Rivera, who has previous coordinator experience with the Chicago Bears, has been promoted and will call the defensive plays for the Chargers.

San Diego has allowed 199 points in eight games and is 3-5 at the midway point of its season.

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